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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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MelbourneWest Side Story

Bernstein: West Side Story
Donald Chan; Joey McKneely; Opera Australia; Paul Gallis; Renate Schmitzer

MelbourneSt John Passion - Australian Chamber Choir

Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Australian Chamber Choir, Voice

MelbourneMetropolis: Night One

Conyngham, Koehne, Moore, Andriessen
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Clark Rundell; Ralph van Raat; Claire Edwardes

MelbourneMetropolis: Night Two

Holdsworth, Vincent, Andriessen
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Clark Rundell; Lior Attar

MelbourneSelby & Friends: Love and Devotion

Schumann C., Schumann, Brahms
Grace Clifford; Timo-Veikko Valve; Kathryn Selby

MelbourneRomeo and Juliet

Mussorgsky, Chopin, Prokofiev
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Stanislav Kochanovsky; Yulianna Avdeeva
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A compelling Parsifal from Victorian Opera in Melbourne

Burkhard Fritz (Parsifal) and Peter Rose (Gurnemanz) © Jeff Busby

The Australian Youth Orchestra was full of poise and maturity and all the singing was impressive in Roger Hodgman's production.

*****
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Vivica Genaux and Sydney's Pinchgut wow Melbourne

Vivica Genaux and Erin Helyard © Albert Comper
Vivica Genaux enjoys huge success in a Melbourne concert of Baroque delights, the first venture of Sydney's Pinchgut Opera Company outside its home turf.
****1
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Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Having offered a strong feminist reading of Wagner's Ring, could Kasper Holten do the same again for Die Meistersinger? Opera Australia's co-production had moments of excellence, but ultimately left the viewer with more questions than answers
***11
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Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
A fine cast led by Maija Kovalevska conveys the timeless beauty and emotion of Puccini’s Parisian melodrama, but the 1930s Berlin setting remains an imperfectly realised transformation.
***11
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TAB’s Spartacus' All is fair in love, and gladiator gore

Kevin Jackson and Jake Mangakahia in TAB's Spartacus © Jeff Busby
The Australian Ballet’s adaptation of the historic Ancient Roman story fuses violence, seduction, and the anguish of separation. It delivers a mesmerising display of masculinity, through widly explosive battle scenes.
*****
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Opera Australia’s Tosca highlights the tyranny of evil Scarpia

Marco Vratogna (Scarpia) © Jeff Busby
Remarkable singers and magnificent sets successfully transpose Puccini’s Tosca to Nazi-occupied Rome, bringing home the horror of tyranny and how possible it is to occur.
****1
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